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Candida is a yeast naturally found in the gut, mouth, and vagina. When not kept in check, it can cause inflammation and lead to leaky gut. Overgrowth can occur for a number of reasons, including a high-sugar diet, stress, an immune system that is out of balance, and more. At True You Medical, we can test for candida overgrowth, and apply a tried-and-true treatment plan to bring your Candida numbers back to beneficial levels.
Our bodies play host to a variety of parasites living symbiotically and posing no threat to our health. But when the wrong parasites enter our system, like hookworms and roundworms for example, a multitude of health problems may be triggered. Most commonly found in the intestines, these nasty invaders cause symptoms like diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain and essentially wreak havoc on our health beyond the digestive tract. They must be removed from our body as soon as they are identified. Sadly, many people live their lives medicating conditions for assumed causes, never addressing the organisms that are at the root of their issues. At True You Medical, we’ll perform a comprehensive parasites test, using a stool sample analyzed by a laboratory specializing in parasite testing. If unwanted parasites are detected, we’ll use herbal, homeopathic, and dietary remedies to eradicate them and restore the natural intestinal balance.
Lactulose breath testing is used exclusively to diagnose small intestinal bacterial overgrowth by SIBO expert, Dr. Mark Pimentel, MD. Studies using lactulose have detected SIBO in 84% of IBS patients tested.
Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in the chest or throat that happens when your stomach acid moves out of your stomach and upward, irritating your esophagus. It can be caused by a few things, including loss of vagal tone, bulimia or frequent vomiting, OTC medications, overeating and more. In more chronic, severe forms, it may be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Common symptoms include: burning pain in the throat or chest, difficulty swallowing, belching, sour or bad taste in the mouth, bloating, nausea, dental erosion, chronic coughing or wheezing. At True You Medical, we focus on identifying and treating the root cause, correcting the acid imbalance, healing and rebuilding irritated mucosal membrane tissue through natural therapies, and defining necessary lifestyle changes.
Historically, food allergies were considered only when a food caused someone’s throat to close, hives to appear, an itchy mouth or ear canal, nausea and vomiting, or diarrhea. Now, we understand that individuals can have sensitivities or intolerances to foods that show up with atypical symptoms or even completely asymptomatic, but can cause body inflammation and immune dysfunction! Digestive discomfort (stomachache/bloating), low energy, anxiety, depression, brain fog, weight gain, constipation, loose stools, headaches, asthma, and skin conditions may be signs that you’re experiencing an inflammatory reaction to the foods you’re eating. Symptoms of food intolerance can take longer to show up than a food allergy. Even if you eat a clean, organic diet, you may still struggle with health issues. Some people react to foods that are considered healthy. Our testing makes it easier to identify!